Psalm 119:99
New International Version
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.

New Living Translation
Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your laws.

English Standard Version
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

Berean Study Bible
I have more insight than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation.

King James Bible
I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

New King James Version
I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.

New American Standard Bible
I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.

NASB 1995
I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.

NASB 1977
I have more insight than all my teachers, For Thy testimonies are my meditation.

Amplified Bible
I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers [because of Your word], For Your testimonies are my meditation.

Christian Standard Bible
I have more insight than all my teachers because your decrees are my meditation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have more insight than all my teachers because Your decrees are my meditation.

American Standard Version
I have more understanding than all my teachers; For thy testimonies are my meditation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Educate me more than all my teachers because your testimonies have been my meditation.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my medication.

Contemporary English Version
Thinking about your teachings gives me better understanding than my teachers,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have understood more than all my teachers: because thy testimonies are my meditation.

English Revised Version
I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation.

Good News Translation
I understand more than all my teachers, because I meditate on your instructions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have more insight than all my teachers, because your written instructions are in my thoughts.

International Standard Version
I am more insightful than my teachers, because your decrees are my meditations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have more understanding than all my teachers; For Thy testimonies are my meditation.

Literal Standard Version
I have acted wisely above all my teachers. For Your testimonies [are] my meditation.

NET Bible
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your rules.

New Heart English Bible
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

World English Bible
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

Young's Literal Translation
Above all my teachers I have acted wisely. For Thy testimonies are my meditation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
98Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for they are always with me. 99I have more insight than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. 100I discern more than the elders, for I obey Your precepts.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 1:16
Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; for all this time I have been praying out of the depth of my anguish and grief."

Psalm 119:15
I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways.


Treasury of Scripture

I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation.

than all

Deuteronomy 4:6-8
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people…

2 Samuel 15:24-26
And lo Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done passing out of the city…

1 Chronicles 15:11-13
And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, …

for thy

Psalm 119:24
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellers.

2 Timothy 3:15-17
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus…









(99) More understanding . . .--The Rabbinical writers disliked the idea of a scholar professing wisdom above his teachers, and rendered, "from all my teachers I got wisdom," which was certainly far more in keeping with the process by which the Talmud grew into existence.

Verse 99. - I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. Teachers of secular knowledge are intended, wise in their special branches of learning, but not "wise unto salvation." Such "teachers" have often no spiritual knowledge or discernment.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I have more insight
הִשְׂכַּ֑לְתִּי (hiś·kal·tî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

than all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

my teachers,
מְלַמְּדַ֥י (mə·lam·mə·ḏay)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3925: To exercise in, learn

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

Your testimonies
עֵ֝דְוֺתֶ֗יךָ (‘ê·ḏə·wō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5715: Testimony

are my meditation.
שִׂ֣יחָה (śî·ḥāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7881: Reflection, be extension, devotion


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